Slav W. Hermanowicz

Slav W. Hermanowicz
Professor Emeritus
Associate Co-Director, Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)
Environmental Engineering

Biological water and wastewater treatment processes; biofilms and their development; analysis of full-scale treatment reactors; nutrient control; sustainable development

Office 629 Davis Hall
Phone (510) 931-5453
Fax (510) 642-7483
Website Slav Hermanowicz

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays 13:00 - 14:00, Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 in 629 Davis, and by appointment (please email )
  • please check current updated calendar for any changes




Professor Hermanowicz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water pollution control including a capstone design class and a course on biological processes. His research interests include membrane reactors, biofilm structure and modeling, biological processes in water and wastewater treatment and analysis of full-scale treatment processes. He is also working on metrics of sustainable development with particular applications for engineering decision-making and water reuse. His other research interests include complexity, chaotic dynamics and fractal geometry with applications to engineering, science and business.


Ph.D. - Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 1982
M.Sc. - Environmental Engineering, Warsaw Technical University, Poland, 1978